• 12:30 Happy New Year Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.90s
  • Off time: 12:30:44
12:30 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emral Silk 16/1
2nd The Backup Plan (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16-15 Royal blue and white stripes, light blue sleeves, white cap King Rolfe (IRE) 40
6 11-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 4/15.00
2 0-22050 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Admiral Hawke (IRE) 26
8 11-6 t B Ellison Nathan Moscrop (7) 112 15/82.88
3 37 Yellow, Maroon braces Emral Silk 51
6 11-6 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne 16/117.00
5 7P-25 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star The Backup Plan (IRE) 41
5 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/18.00
6 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, RED cap Cottam Maybel 152
5 10-13 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 50/151.00
7 42U1 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Most Honourable 28
Course Winner
4 10-13 M Smith Daragh Bourke (7) 116 15/82.88
Non runners
4Martin Chuzzlewit (IRE)511-6M TodhunterHarry Challoner


Most Honourable scored over track and trip in good ground last month and a penalty is negated by Daragh Bourke's claim. King Rolfe was tailed off behind Zandy Man in Listed company last time but is not easily dismissed in this company, though preference is for ADMIRAL HAWKE. He went close on a couple of occasions when trained in Ireland and can come good on only his second start for Brian Ellison. Martin Chuzzlewit won just the once on the Flat for Andrew Balding and makes his hurdling bow for new connections but much better is expected from The Backup Plan after a modest debut at Market Rasen.